Posted: April 11, 2014
Concluding our three-part blog 6 Mistakes to Avoid Making during a DUI Stop/Arrest, below we will discuss the final two common missteps that people make when they are stopped or arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. Knowing about these mistakes and doing your best to avoid making them when you interact with police can be crucial to protecting your rights and helping you to start building a strong defense from the first moment you come into contact with law enforcement officials.
Additional commonly made mistakes that can work against the accused include:
- Giving police permission to search your vehicle – While you may have nothing to hide, you should NOT allow police to search your vehicle or any other property if they ask to do so during a DUI stop. In fact, it’s critical to point out that, when police have to ask for your permission to conduct a search, they do NOT have the right to legally conduct that search without your permission.In such cases, never grant your permission for searches because police could find other “evidence” that may be used to file additional criminal charges against you. Instead, do your best to limit the potential evidence police have against you by refusing these searches and keeping your verbal communications to a minimum.
- Not hiring an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible – This is, perhaps, the single biggest mistake that people can make when they are arrested for a DUI. The fact is that, after a DUI arrest, accused people will have to defend themselves in an administrative case with the DMV and in a criminal case with the courts and that having an attorney who knows the law will be vital to building the strongest possible defense.
St. Louis DUI Defense Lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law
Have you or a loved one been arrested for or charged with DUI? If so, contact the St. Louis DUI defense lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals who need help navigating the complexities of the court system in order to help them get the DUI charges against them reduced or, when possible, dismissed entirely.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully defending our clients against DUI charges both inside and outside of the courtroom. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. Additionally, our in-depth knowledge of the law coupled with our sharp litigating skills allow us to consistently help our clients achieve favorable resolutions to their DUI cases so they can focus on moving on with their lives.
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